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Aspen CEO Quality Symposium 2017

  Last week Aspen Healthcare held the 3rd annual CEO Quality Symposium in which teams from across all the Aspen hospitals and clinic presented ways in which we had improved…

Date: 14/11/2017
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IBS or IBD?

What is IBS? Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a chronic and potentially debilitating chronic bowel disorder. It is often a diagnosed when investigations have not shown any evidence of structural,…

Date: 31/10/2017
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Celebrating Older Person’s Day 2017

October 1st is the official Older Person's Day for 2017, an international day to celebrate the achievements and contributions that older people have made to society.   This year we…

Date: 13/10/2017
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How much is a portion of fruit or veg?

  It's National Allotments Week and with the abundance of seasonal fruit and vegetables around at this time of year, we’ve asked our Dietitian to tell us, what exactly is…

Date: 15/08/2017
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Eat Well With Diabetes

Diabetes is a condition where the amount of glucose (sugar) in your blood is higher than normal because your body cannot use it properly. You will either be treated with…

Date: 02/06/2017
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Physiotherapy following stroke

If a stroke causes damage to the part of the brain which controls movement, a patient can present with a variety of different symptoms, including weakness, lack of co-ordination, altered…

Date: 24/05/2017
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Hay Fever

Hay fever (allergic rhinitis) is often treated as the poor relation of eczema and asthma – just a bit of a seasonal inconvenience. It is an allergy to house dust,…

Date: 26/04/2017
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Sit less and move more!

On Your Feet Britain - Convert your sitting time to standing time! Regular exercise and a balanced diet hold enormous benefits for your health, both now and in the future! Being…

Date: 26/04/2017
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Children with leaky nose (Rhinorrhoea)

How does it impact on the child’s routine life? It is associated with reduced quality of life because of its impact on sleep. Such children can have reduced school attendance…

Date: 04/04/2017
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Nutrition and Hydration Awareness Week

Our Resident Dietitian Michelle Bremang answers some questions this Nutrition and Hydration Week with the aim to keep you well-nourished and well hydrated!   Am I getting my 5–a day?…

Date: 14/03/2017
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Endometriosis: a hidden epidemic

It’s as common as diabetes, yet so few are aware of its existence, delaying diagnosis by more than nine years! What is endometriosis? Endometriosis is a condition where cells that…

Date: 09/03/2017
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Investing in patient care

At Parkside Hospital we continue to strive towards providing the highest standard of care and have recently appointed Allison Bullivant as Matron of Parkside Hospital.  Allison brings a wealth of…

Date: 07/03/2017
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What is Silent Reflux?

  Silent reflux, also known as Laryngopharyngeal Reflux Disease (LPR), is an extra oesophageal disorder of gastroesophageal reflux (GERD) with symptoms relating to sensations in the throat.     These…

Date: 08/02/2017
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Beating the chill with Raynauds..

As soon as it gets cold, many with Raynaud’s desperately reach for some added warmth and security to beat the chill. Clothing is being layered on and heat packs are…

Date: 03/02/2017
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Gender reassignment: changing bodies and lives

We recently partnered with Mediaplanet UK on the 2016 Cosmetic Solutions Campaign in The Guardian newspaper and online where Consultant Urologist James Bellringer explains how gender reassignment surgery can transorm…

Date: 09/12/2016
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Our Advent Food Bank Calendar

This winter we are supporting people facing hunger by joining the UK’s biggest food collection The Trussell Trust via the Wimbledon Food Bank. Every day people in the UK go…

Date: 28/11/2016
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The Skier’s Thumb

The skier’s thumb is a common injury sustained when falling on an outstretched hand, resulting in a hyperabduction force to the thumb.   How does it happen? This classically happens…

Date: 17/11/2016
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The Leg Effect of Vascular Disease

Vascular disease accounts for 40% of deaths in the UK and is preventable, yet so many individuals know little to nothing about the illness. September is Vascular Disease Month, so…

Date: 16/09/2016
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Chronic Elbow Pain

What is Tennis/Golfer’s Elbow? Tennis elbow (clinically known at lateral epicondylitis) and Golfer’s elbow (clinically known at medial epicondylitis) are both very common conditions which are often the result of…

Date: 10/08/2016
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